HistoryEditFollowing his departure from the Star Wolf team, Oikonny retreated to Venom and began to reorganize what was once the most powerful army in the Lylat system. Under his direct leadership, former soldiers of the Venomian Army who stayed loyal to Andross rebuilt their forces on Fortuna, as Venom had been regularly monitored for activity by the Cornerian Army. Over the course of approximately nine years, from the combination of former Andross followers and various mercenaries, a new army was created and unleashed onto the galaxy.
After a year of conflict against Oikonny, his main base was revealed on Fortuna. In a final ditch effort to end the rebellion, the Cornerian Army planned to invade Fortuna by means of an orbital gate and to apprehend Oikonny, but were met face-to-face with his army upon their arrival. The enemy’s stealth squadron quickly pressed through the Cornerian forces, causing heavy damage to their fleet. The timely arrival of the Star Fox team prevented further advancement and pushed the rebels back into Fortuna, where they fought and defeated Oikonny in his flagship.
Assisted unintentionally by a creature called an Aparoid, the Star Fox team faced a newfound threat when it seemingly killed Oikonny and turned against them. Following its defeat, they retrieved a device from its remains dubbed “Core Memory” and learned of an invasion attack on the Lylat system. General Pepper contacted them immediately to inform them of a situation on Katina, and they soon departed from Fortuna.
The Cornerian Army defeated the last of the rebels, either destroying them or forcing them to retreat into Fortuna. With the Aparoid Invasion at hand, their goals shifted from capturing Oikonny to protecting the Lylat system from this newfound threat. Remnants of the rebel army were killed off by the Aparoids, and Oikonny escaped to Venom seeking refuge with the Anglar Empire.